The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 840 840 831
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing MOS 64 69 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.060% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 50 65 41
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £37,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 57 £35,000 +20.68% 9
London +9 30 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Northampton -1 12 £33,500 +21.81% 1
Northamptonshire -8 12 £33,500 +24.07% 1
East Midlands -10 12 £33,500 +24.07% 1
South East +4 9 £35,000 +27.27% 1
City of London +39 8 £42,500 +19.71%
Hampshire +16 6 £36,250 +31.81%
Basingstoke +21 5 £20,000 -27.27%
Surrey 0 2 £35,000 +50.53%
East of England -3 2 £22,500 -22.41% 2
North West -10 2 £55,000 +89.65%
Yorkshire +11 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
West Yorkshire +8 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Scotland +8 1 £22,500 -6.25%
Glasgow +2 1 £22,500 -6.25%
Manchester -2 1 - -
Harlow -4 1 - -
Essex -8 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £22,500 - 2
Halifax - 1 £25,000 - 1
Letchworth - 1 £22,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £27,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £24,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £24,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 106 (65.84%) Microsoft
2 87 (54.04%) MS Office
2 87 (54.04%) Windows
3 72 (44.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (39.75%) MS Excel
5 59 (36.65%) ITIL
6 53 (32.92%) SLA
6 53 (32.92%) Active Directory
7 47 (29.19%) Windows 7
8 38 (23.60%) Law
9 35 (21.74%) Linux
9 35 (21.74%) MCSE
10 33 (20.50%) Service Delivery
11 32 (19.88%) MCSA
11 32 (19.88%) Windows XP
12 31 (19.25%) HND
13 30 (18.63%) Legal
13 30 (18.63%) Windows 8
14 29 (18.01%) Cisco
15 27 (16.77%) UNIX
15 27 (16.77%) MCP
15 27 (16.77%) VMware
15 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (16.15%) Oracle
16 26 (16.15%) LAN
17 25 (15.53%) VoIP
17 25 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (15.53%) Degree
18 24 (14.91%) WAN
18 24 (14.91%) Service Management

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.45%) WorkSite
3 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.48%) Lync
6 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (54.04%) MS Office
2 64 (39.75%) MS Excel
3 20 (12.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (11.80%) MS Visio
5 9 (5.59%) Final Cut Pro
6 8 (4.97%) Quicktime
7 5 (3.11%) MS Project
8 4 (2.48%) Acrobat
9 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.86%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) Office 365
2 4 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.15%) LAN
2 25 (15.53%) VoIP
3 24 (14.91%) WAN
4 21 (13.04%) SAN
5 17 (10.56%) TCP/IP
6 16 (9.94%) DHCP
7 15 (9.32%) DNS
8 9 (5.59%) Ethernet
8 9 (5.59%) iSCSI
8 9 (5.59%) NAS
8 9 (5.59%) Unified Communications
8 9 (5.59%) WebEx
9 8 (4.97%) RTSP
9 8 (4.97%) VPN
9 8 (4.97%) RTP
10 7 (4.35%) IP Telephony
11 6 (3.73%) HTTP
12 4 (2.48%) Internet
12 4 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.56%) MySQL
1 17 (10.56%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) MS Access
4 1 (0.62%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.62%) FrontPage
General
1 38 (23.60%) Law
2 30 (18.63%) Legal
3 14 (8.70%) Finance
4 9 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) French Language
5 3 (1.86%) German Language
5 3 (1.86%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.86%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (36.65%) Analyst
2 40 (24.84%) Support Analyst
3 27 (16.77%) Service Analyst
3 27 (16.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (15.53%) Team Leader
5 24 (14.91%) Trainer
6 21 (13.04%) IT Trainer
7 17 (10.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 15 (9.32%) Technical Analyst
8 15 (9.32%) Technical Support
8 15 (9.32%) Technical Support Analyst
9 12 (7.45%) Desktop Support
10 11 (6.83%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (6.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (6.21%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (5.59%) IT Support
13 8 (4.97%) Help Desk Analyst
14 7 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.97%) Qt
2 1 (0.62%) STL
2 1 (0.62%) XML
2 1 (0.62%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.42%) Blackberry
3 17 (10.56%) Replication
4 16 (9.94%) Private Cloud
5 13 (8.07%) E-Learning
6 12 (7.45%) PDA
7 10 (6.21%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (6.21%) iPhone
8 9 (5.59%) Life Science
9 8 (4.97%) Video Editing
9 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
10 6 (3.73%) Learning Management System
11 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
12 4 (2.48%) CMDB
12 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
12 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.86%) Mathematics
14 2 (1.24%) Animation
14 2 (1.24%) iPad
14 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 87 (54.04%) Windows
2 47 (29.19%) Windows 7
3 35 (21.74%) Linux
4 32 (19.88%) Windows XP
5 30 (18.63%) Windows 8
6 27 (16.77%) UNIX
6 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (12.42%) Windows Vista
8 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (9.32%) Android
10 12 (7.45%) Mac OS X
11 10 (6.21%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) ITIL
2 33 (20.50%) Service Delivery
3 24 (14.91%) Service Management
4 16 (9.94%) High Availability
4 16 (9.94%) Service Desk Management
5 13 (8.07%) Software Deployment
6 10 (6.21%) Document Management
7 9 (5.59%) Workflow
7 9 (5.59%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.97%) Multithreading
8 8 (4.97%) People Management
9 7 (4.35%) Coaching
9 7 (4.35%) ITSM
9 7 (4.35%) CRM
9 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.35%) Migration
9 7 (4.35%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.11%) Project Management
12 4 (2.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.32%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.83%) SQL
3 9 (5.59%) C++
4 8 (4.97%) Python
5 6 (3.73%) VBScript
5 6 (3.73%) VBA
6 3 (1.86%) C
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) Java
7 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (44.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (21.74%) MCSE
3 32 (19.88%) MCSA
4 31 (19.25%) HND
5 27 (16.77%) MCP
6 25 (15.53%) Degree
7 20 (12.42%) CCNA
7 20 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
8 16 (9.94%) Security Cleared
8 16 (9.94%) VTSP
9 15 (9.32%) HNC
10 12 (7.45%) MCDST
11 10 (6.21%) MCITP
12 7 (4.35%) A+ Certification
13 5 (3.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (2.48%) MCTS
15 2 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
16 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.62%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (32.92%) SLA
2 15 (9.32%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (32.92%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.83%) XenApp
3 11 (6.83%) XenDesktop
4 6 (3.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (3.73%) XenServer
5 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) WMI
3 3 (1.86%) WSUS
3 3 (1.86%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (1.86%) SCOM
3 3 (1.86%) Nagios
3 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.86%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.62%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 106 (65.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.01%) Cisco
3 27 (16.77%) VMware
4 26 (16.15%) Oracle
5 22 (13.66%) HP
6 18 (11.18%) Intel
6 18 (11.18%) Citrix
7 16 (9.94%) EMC
7 16 (9.94%) Juniper
7 16 (9.94%) IBM
7 16 (9.94%) Sun
8 13 (8.07%) Apple
9 7 (4.35%) Computacenter
10 6 (3.73%) AppSense
10 6 (3.73%) LANDesk
10 6 (3.73%) Avaya
11 4 (2.48%) Dell
11 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.48%) Toshiba
12 3 (1.86%) BT
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